Sir Oliver Heald, MP for North East Hertfordshire, has shown his support for women with breast cancer by joining fellow parliamentarians in dressing in pink, and encouraging his constituents to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, ‘Wear It Pink’, on Friday 23rd October. Now in its 14th year, ‘Wear It Pink’ raises over £2 million each year for world-class research into breast cancer.
Sir Oliver has also recently demonstrated his continued support for women with breast cancer by becoming a parliamentary ambassador for Breast Cancer Now, joining 190 MPs across the country in urging fellow politicians and constituents that immediate action must be taken to stop the disease taking lives.
Commenting, Sir Oliver Heald said, “Every year in the UK around 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and sadly nearly 12,000 women still lose their lives to the disease. This is why we all must come together to support Breast Cancer Now’s cutting-edge research, and, in ‘Wear It Pink’, there is a fun and simple way for everyone to get involved.
“As a Breast Cancer Ambassador, I am committed to standing up for the women and families affected by the disease in North East Hertfordshire and I am pleased to take part in ‘Wear It Pink’. I hope everyone in the local community will join me in wearing it pink on Friday 23 October and show their support for Breast Cancer Now.”